Stories tagged: "Lansing"

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From Odd Crimes to Haunted Houses: 11 Michigan Fun Facts You Won’t Forget

Did you know that Michigan was once in Central Time, or that its capital city had an inauspicious founding?

Muskegon Fire Dept. Deputy Director Jay Paulson and another firefighter see the smoke rise after being called to a fire at a Dollar General in Muskegon.
‘I Had My Bags Packed’: How Michigan Firefighters Remember, Memorialize 9/11

Tenured Michigan firefighters remember the events of 9/11 well. For some, the 20th anniversary hits close to home.

La Cocina Cubana with it's owner Iliana Tamayo and manager Ilianis Hernandez.
Lansing’s La Cocina Cubana Used to Bustle. Here’s How It Survived an Industry Crisis in Michigan.

A lot went wrong for Lansing’s locally-owned Cuban joint La Cocina Cubana. But owner Iliana Tamayo shares one saving grace that kept her kitchen cooking.

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How Are Michigan Tribes Ensuring Mass Vaccines? Mobile Clinics.

Michigan’s Indigenous tribes are tackling mass COVID-19 vaccination in new ways to help one of the hardest-hit communities across the country.

Photo courtesy of Ronalee Polad.
What Does it Look Like to be Reclaiming Life After a Year in the Pandemic? Just Ask These Michigan Gardeners

A group of Michigan gardeners show Michiganders what life could like after being vaccinated.

Top: Isiah Lattimore and Dtach’s mural honoring George Floyd and “one of the most beautiful moments” Lattimore had ever seen in his hometown of Flint, when protestors and law enforcement marched together in solidarity for racial justice. (Photo courtesy of Isiah Lattimore) Bottom: The appearance of the mural after it was desecrated by an unknown vandal early July. (Photo via Facebook)
The Fundraiser for Lansing’s Vandalized George Floyd Mural Surpassed Its Goal by 300%

“I almost didn't even have time to be upset about it being vandalized because the community response was so immediate and positive,” said muralist Isiah Lattimore.

Left: The Elliott-Larsen Building, formerly the Lewis Cass Building. (Photo via Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Facebook) Right: Republican State Rep. Melvin Larsen and Democratic State Rep. Daisy Elliott. (Photo via Michigan State Bar)
This Building Used to Be Named After a Slave Owner. Now It’s Named After Civil Rights Leaders.

According to Gov. Whitmer, Daisy Elliott’s and Melvin Larsen’s names reflect what modern Michigan wants to stand for.